Projects

PlasCarb

Title
PlasCarb
Ref./Contract no
603488
Programme
FP7 ENV
Duration
36 months
Coordinator
Centre for Process Innovation Limited
Partners

Centre for Process Innovation Limited (CPI)

Cambridge Nanosystems (CNS)

Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (National Centre for Scientific Research) CNRS

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.

GAP Waste Management

Geonardo Ltd.

Abalonyx AS

 

Summary

PlasCarb developed novel methods to transform food waste into a sustainable source of significant economic added value, i.e. high value graphitic carbon and renewable hydrogen.

PlasCarb (Innovative plasma based transformation of food waste into high value graphitic carbon and renewable hydrogen)

140 million tonnes of food and plant waste are produced annually in Europe. PlasCarb aims to transform this into a sustainable source of significant economic added value, i.e. high value graphitic carbon and renewable hydrogen. The vast majority of hydrogen and carbon used today in industry are derived from fossil petroleum sources, the majority of which are imported into the EU from regions which are often politically unstable or competitive. PlasCarb will extend beyond current Best Available Techniques (BAT) in the valorisation of food waste of anaerobic digestion (AD) in order to generate renewable energy.